After much speculation, back-and-forth and debate, the New York Giants officially placed running back Andre Brown on short-term Injured Reserve (IR) with designation to return on Wednesday. And to fill his spot on the 53-man roster, the team also signed defensive end Adewale Ojomo from their practice squad.
Ojomo's place on the PS was filled by offensive lineman Steven Baker, whose agent announce his signing with the team on Tuesday.
Initial reports came out early Tuesday morning that Brown would be placed on short-term IR, but the team never announced the move. Speculation then began to circulate that Big Blue wouldn't make that designation until following their week one game against the Dallas Cowboys in the event someone else suffered an short-term injury. And with the team having a bye week during week nine, it seemed to make sense.
However, with questions surrounding defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul (back) and Damontre Moore (shoulder), the Giants were in need of some back-up support along the line. Cue Adewale Ojomo, who shined during the preseason for the second year in a row.
With the short-term IR designation, Brown cannot begin practicing until after week six and cannot play again until after week eight — which means the earliest he'll see the field again is week 10 against the Oakland Raiders (the team has a bye week during week nine).
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